Bakers Company

Become a Member & The Young Bakers Group

The Company welcomes applications for membership, particularly from those working in the Baking Industry or Allied Trades; as well as from those living and working in the City of London and elsewhere who wish to support charitable activities and see history and tradition maintained.

Why join the Worshipful Company of Bakers?

  • The Company is an open Company, welcoming members from both within and outside the trade, with no restriction on location.
  • Members of any age are welcome.
  • We have an interesting programme of social events many of which can be attended by partners as well.
  • Most new members join the Company By Redemption.
  • We have no restriction on the size of the Livery.
  • Our Benevolent Fund is increasingly active.
  • The Trade Liaison Committee is raising the profile of the baking trade in the City of London by having a presence at City events.
  • The Young Bakers group is designed for those under 40, with a flexible approach to progressing to the full Livery, and its own programme of events. Age-related discounts are available.
  • Younger people who have served a national apprenticeship within the Baking Industry can apply for Freedom of the Company By Servitude and will then pay their Freedom Fine (Joining fee) and Quarterage (annual membership fee) at a reduced rate.
  • Each year the Court offers the Freedom of the Company to the top student at the National Bakery School and the University College Birmingham as a prize. Advancement in the Company following that award is entirely at the individuals discretion and cost.

Applications for the Freedom and the Livery must be made via the Clerk’s Office on the appropriate application form. These are available from the Clerk’s Office (0207 623 2223 / or can be completed online.

Banquet Room
The 2023 Mansion House Banquet. Image: Phil McCarthy Photography